Testing The Water

15 09 2014

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 ~

Well, I wasn’t sure if I should have gotten in the water today, but… well, I figured I would give it a try. I had had a small surgery, six days prior, and the doctor told me that I should probably stay dry for a couple of weeks. I did explain that we used drysuits, and if we could help it, stayed dry. She was a little “iffy,” but told me to play it by ear… so I did!

The surgery was just off of my shoulder, so I wasn’t sure how the harness would feel, as well as any drysuit squeeze. Steve was teaching a DPV class, so I came along… and brought my camera!

Luckily, I could just hover a bit, while everyone was doing their skill requirements.

We eventually hit the triggers, and headed over to the Gaskin.

We didn’t stay very long, though. I was hoping to take a Project Baseline shot, but there were skillz to be done! 😛

I didn’t feel any discomfort in my arm (it was the left one, so not my primary scooter arm), which was excellent!

Back to the shallows, for SMB deployments, OOG towing, and ascents. Great work, team!!

Small pieces of wreckage, along the skills path…

Great team work!

We have been noticing an extraordinary number of dead eels, this year. It is not normal, and we are starting to help monitor this situation…

Ahhhh… I was so happy, to be in the water! I did catch Steve, in the background, dumping the gas out of his suit, on our ascent!

Ascent selfie!

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 38 mins.
Max. Depth: 55′
Water Temp.: 68F
Vis.: Not fantastic (camera makes it look better than it is)

 

Way to go, guys ‘n’ gal!

 

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